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6 Tips For Your Child’s First Dance Recital

Congratulations! You’ve made it through an entire year of dance class. You’re more familiar with putting tights on your child, and tying teeny tiny little ribbons on her dance shoes than you ever imagined. So now the time has come. Recital time. Don’t panic! Here are some helpful hints to get you through. Pay attention. [...]

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Dance Parent Survival Guide

Being the parent of a dancer is much more involved than one might think. Here are a few tips to prepare you for years and years of leotard-purchasing, recital-attending fun. Pick the Right Studio. Depending on where you live this could be as simple as one choice, or very complicated. Some studios are stricter than [...]

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Why is My Dancer Wearing That?

It’s no secret to the non-dancer some of our outfit choices are a bit peculiar. If you have a younger dancer you may see some of the older dancers running around the studio with one leg warmer on, or wearing a little elastic belt over her leotard. That leotard is pretty tight – there doesn’t [...]

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Dance Goals for the New Year

Dance Goals for 2014

2014 is here and it’s the perfect time to define new goals for your upcoming dance season! Whether you want to master a new step, take a new class, or audition for your dream summer program, you can take steps toward reaching your new goal starting today.   Here are some tips to help you [...]

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Teenagers Starting Dance

Teens in Dance

If you are a teenager who is curious about starting dance class: no, it’s not too late! Although many serious pre-professional dance programs encourage training to start in the earlier childhood years, there are plenty of dance classes out there for teens who want to give dancing a try. Whether the goal is to have [...]

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How to Stay Healthy During the Dance Season

Dancers must maintain good health throughout the dance season. It is very easy for a dancer to get worn out by the end of the year, and possibly get an injury that prevents them from performing. The following tips will help to ensure that dancers get the most out of their season. 1.  Do not [...]

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Keeping the Peace at the Dance Studio

With the great number of personalities involved in dance studio life, there are often times when individual opinions clash and sensitive situations arise. Here are some tips for dealing with negative situations and individuals to keep the peace and set a positive example at the studio. Distance Yourself from Negative Individuals Does your studio have [...]

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Stage Parenting 101

At times the term stage parent carries with it negative connotations, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Popular television shows like Dance Moms and Toddlers in Tiaras often paint an extreme image of parenting behind the wings. But there is a big difference between supporting your child to be the best all-around performer [...]

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Recital Volunteers Play Key Role

Many dance studios request volunteer assistance from parents at this point in the year. Whether it is for backstage help at the recital, selling merchandise such as recital t-shirts or flowers, or transporting scenery and props to the recital venue, studio owners and teachers will require some extra hands and support. Why Volunteer on Top [...]

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Say Hello to Motionwear

New Dancewear by Motionwear

We’re excited to introduce a vibrant new dancewear collection here at All About Dance that has everyone buzzing for spring. Say hello to Motionwear, a dancewear brand focused on the ideals of fit, comfort, fashion, and value. The twenty-five year old company was born when dance parent Emily Wilson found such qualities lacking in dancewear [...]

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